How about an auto-whistleblower feature?

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  1. moonman239 macrumors 65816

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    Maybe the admins could put in a robot that automatically detects rule violations, reports them, and maybe decides whether to issue a warning or ban. This decision could be easily reversed by a moderator.
     
  2. Slow Programmer macrumors regular

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    Sounds like a recipe for disaster to me. I can't imagine any automated system that could handle that with any degree of accuracy.
     
  3. theSeb macrumors 604

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    Let us know when you've created the specifications and implemented this amazing program. Perhaps we could borrow the system from the NSA that automatically monitors email and phone conversations, but even that only picks out keywords.
     
  4. Plutonius macrumors 603

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    It actually might work. We can use the keywords "the", "if", "when" and "and" :D.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    The nearest we have is the profanity filter which automatically censors certain words...
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    An auto-whistle-blower? I think there has to be some human thought behind the determination of a violation outside the obvious curse word.
     
  7. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Busted!! :D
     
  8. justperry macrumors 604

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    MRoboto:p

    No thanks, the Mods are doing a good job.
     
  9. Kissaragi macrumors 68020

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    They could call it HAL or maybe skynet. What could possibly go wrong?
     
  10. SandboxGeneral Moderator

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    That's a novel idea, but in the end I don't believe it would be practical. There would likely be a lot of false-positives and consequently a lot of upset users. The system we have in place now works quite well with the participation of the user base as well as the moderator team.
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Are the moderators not robotic enough as it is?

    I kid the moderators. Mostly. ;)
     
  12. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    BAN ALL HUMANS!!!!

    :p
     
  13. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    You see, we knew this would happen. Give 'dem robots an inch, and they'll take over the place.

    I'm hiding all the oil cans as I speak. We'll see who has the last laugh when you robots grind to a halt with rust... muhahahah....
     

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